Contents at a Glance.
1: Firing Up Your Computer: Bare-Bones Basics.
2: Kick-Starting Your Computer.
3: Taking the Wheel, er, Keyboard and Mouse.
4: Green Computing.
5: Navigating Microsoft Windows.
6: Mastering Windows Basics (Vista and XP).
7: Navigating Windows Vista.
8: Windows XP, Up Close and Personal.
9: Managing Disks, Folders, and Files.
10: Installing, Running, and Uninstalling Programs.
11: Customizing Windows.
12: Creating and Managing User Accounts.
13: Finding Lost or Misplaced Items.
14: Networking Windows to Other Computers.
15: Getting Down to Business with Office Programs.
16: Typing and Other Word Processing Chores.
17: Crunching Numbers with Spreadsheets.
18: Creating a Powerpoint Presentation.
19: Working with Graphics.
20: Managing Your Finances.
21: Printing Documents and Other Creations.
22: Tapping the Power of the Internet.
23: Getting Wired to the Internet.
24: Poking Around on the World Wide Web.
25: Sending and Receiving E-Mail.
26: Chatting Online.
27: Touring Newsgroups, Message Boards, and More.
28: Publishing Your Own Web Page or Blog.
29: Buying and Selling Stuff Online.
30: Internet Safety.
31: Going Digital with Music, Photos, and Video.
32: Playing CDs, DVDs, MP3s, and More.
33: Snapping, Enhancing, and Sharing Digital Photos.
34: Editing Digital Video.
35: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Computer.
36: Keeping Your Computer Clean.
37: Giving Your Computer a Tune-Up.
38: Troubleshooting Common Computer Problems.
39: Help! Finding Technical Support.